A surprising posting on techcrunch sings the praises of CVC. I believe that CVC has real opportunity to offer if and only the corporate is willing to create sufficient distance between the mothership and the venture activities. Google and Intel have done that well. By contrast, I am aware of a major EU bank where the investment committee consisting of all divisional and functional heads is expected to make consensus decisions on new fintech start-up investments. Go figure! What are the chances of getting innovation-led decision making when such start-ups are by definition threatening the revenues or turf of one or several stakeholders?